Name: Rocco Spindler
Weight: 295 lbs.
High school: Clarkston (MI) Clarkston
Position: Offensive guard
Offers: Alabama, Arizona State, Florida, Kentucky, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Penn State, Pitt, Tennessee, Toledo, Wisconsin
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Notes: ESPN 4-star, #7 OT, #63 overall, #2 in-state…Rivals 4-star, #3 OG, #77 overall, #3 in-state…247 Sports 4-star, #7 OT, #31 overall, #2 in-state…Son of former Pitt and Detroit Lions defensive lineman Marc Spindler…Teammate of 2021 offensive tackle Garrett Dellinger
Strengths: Nasty, determined blocker…Enjoys physical aspect of the game…Thick lower body with powerful base…Runs feet nicely after contact on run plays…Quick in open space and able to work up to second level
Weaknesses: Needs to work on pass protection…Does not consistently mirror defenders…Opens shoulders and allows penetration too often…Keeps feet too narrow and plays too high at times…Can get somewhat lackadaisical on defense with his technique…Sometimes fails to get second step down quickly enough
Overall: Spindler is a very good prospect who could end up playing on either side of the ball in college. Despite being ranked as an offensive tackle, I see him as more of an interior guy on offense. Defensively, Spindler is a little heavy-footed but could play the defensive tackle position. I just don’t see that as his optimal spot.
Reminds me of: Ben Bredeson. Perhaps even better, he reminds me of another guy whose name I probably shouldn’t divulge, because it’s a somewhat obscure player whose identity might reveal a little too much. But the reason I mention that is that I have a very high opinion of Spindler. I don’t necessarily think he’s a future #1 draft pick, but I think he’s a safe bet to have an excellent career. Bredeson was a little more refined as a prospect at this point in his career, but Spindler can get there.
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